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Motives (2004)

Vivica A. Fox , Shemar Moore , Craig Ross Jr.  |  R |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Vivica A. Fox, Shemar Moore, Golden Brooks, Sean Blakemore, Joe Torry
  • Directors: Craig Ross Jr.
  • Writers: Kelsey Scott
  • Producers: Vivica A. Fox, Gregory Ramon Anderson, Lita Richardson, Rob Hardy, Veronica F. Nichols
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 24, 2004
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00013WWSO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,512 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Motives" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

From the producers of Trois and Trois 2: Pandora's Box comes another sexy thriller! Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore sizzle in this dangerous thriller where loyalty is for sale and no one can be trusted. When Emery Simms betrays his beautiful wife Constance for one night of passion with a seductive stranger, he is convinced he can keep the fling a secret and move on. But in the high-stakes world ofupper society and shady business, someone is always watching and Simms learns quickly that no matter what kind of vows you take, nothing is sacred and no one is ever really safe.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good. February 7, 2005
I was truly surprised at what a good movie "Motives"
turned out to be. To be honest, when I
rented this film, I expected to find yet
another tactless, corny tale of urban extremes.
But what a surprise!

I would recommend "Motives" to anyone. This is
an engaging movie that you actually don't mind
sitting through from start to finish. Of course
there is a bevy of beautiful people and heated
sensuality, but the acting is no disappointment
Moore does great and Fox delivers another
convincing portrayal of a jilted woman
(but this time without going over the
top.....well, not so much).

I believe this is a movie that you
wouldn't mind seeing more than once.
Great suspense and attractive actors
certainly help.

This is a great movie for those searching
for a nice thriller to add to their
movie collection.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Motives" was AWESOME!!!!! March 17, 2004
I went to pick a movie at the video store, and I picked up Motives. This movie should have been at the theatres, it was awesome, the characters were believable, and the storyline was magnificent. This movie would have sold out if it were at the theatre. Shemar Moore and Vivica A. Fox, played there roles perfectly. The way the movie ended will be mind boggling. I was so impressed by this movie, that I just ordered this movie to add to my video/dvd library at home. I e-mailed all of my friends, and told them, that they have to rent/order this movie. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED, THAT I CAN GUARANTEE!!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I acutally liked this movie... I read the comments on most of you in here thinking, damn, this movie must not be that good... I bought it and I was blown away...

There is a powerhouse cast in this movie: Shemar Moore, Vivica A. Fox, Golden Brooks (girlfriends), Joe Torry, Keisha Knight Pullam (Cosby show), and rapper Lil' Zane... This is the first black movie I have seen that I liked and had suspense, drama, and was a thriller... and was not a ghetto flick...

Its about betrayal, cheating, and payback... I like movies like this because people think they can getaway with anything... Movies like this show people that you could do whatever you want but you will get caught soon or later...

If you like suspense, drama, and Mrs. VIVICA... then you will love this movie....
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Treasures January 6, 2005
I have found Hidden Treasures = black movies that goes straight to DVD. I ordered about ten of them. Some were corny but Motives was excellent. The director/writer/producer reminds me of the Cruel Intentions series but for black people. This movie is excellent and I recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie - awesome music April 5, 2004
By A Customer
I enjoyed this movie more than I had initially anticipated. It's great to see African-Americans some place other than "in the hood." And the plot was very interesting. It does keep you guessing until the end. Although the ending is reminiscent of Trois 2, it was still enjoyable to watch.
However, I must say, that as the credits start rolling a song called "Scream" performed by Raphael Saadiq (Tony Toni Tone) plays. THIS SONG IS THE BOMB!!!!!!! I played it over and over. Too much dismay, there is no soundtrack (which would be awesome) to this movie. That's the biggest disappointment. I hate to say it, but I would buy the DVD just to have that song on hand! Raphael Saadiq is the man!!!!!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I'M STILL CRINGING NOW August 3, 2004
By Niecey
I cringed, I cringed, I cringed at the weak and disjointed storyline, the bad acting and the bad costume & make-up (for the women especially). Admittedly, my expectations were high due to recommendations, as well as the fact that Vivica Fox (2 Can Play That Game, Soul Food) Co-Produced the movie.

The story could have been so much better if it wasn't so patchy in key areas i.e. the drama in the "opening scene" - which unfortunately didn't follow through in the main story, and the fact that there was no real depth or background to any of the key characters.

There is a host of talent in this film, which again was unfortunately wasted. Sean Blakemore's "love/Hate" relationship with Shemar Moore - could have been explored in greater detail. The "stars" of the movie Vivica Fox and Golden Brooks came across unconvincingly and reminded me of "Sunset Beach" extra's (i.e. watch the scene when Golden Brooks breaks down in front of Shemar Moore). The worst acting came from "Ren n Stimpy" the detectives (Victoria Rowell and Mel Jackson) who were vital to the plot, but whose roles weren't taken seriously enough. However to end on a positive note, the best acting came from supporting cast member Joe Torry, who helped convince me that this was not a comedy. I would have liked to see more of Keisha Knight Pulliam (Cosby Show).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Outstanding August 18, 2005
I saw only a portion of this movie one morning on my way to work, and couldn't stop thinking of it all day. Needless to say I couldn't find the movie because I didn't know the name until I asked someone about a movie with Shemar Moore, Vivica Fox, then at the time I didn't know the girls name from Girlfriends, the TV show, that's exactly how I said it to him, he automatically said "Motives". I went to walmart that night and found it and purchased it.

I can say this with a smile on my face, I was surpised at the story line, and it kept my attention to the very end. Some things kind of gave you hints that everyone involved was doing something tricky, but I had no idea as to how it would end, I tell you this "Simply Outstanding"
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Shemar Moore was awesome! I was so involved emotionally because I felt...
Intense, surprising turn! Shemar Moore was awesome! I was so involved emotionally because I felt deflated at the end. Couldn't believe it. Great movie, all the actors were superb!!
Published 6 days ago by joyceann
3.0 out of 5 stars It was a gift.
It was a gift
Published 4 months ago by Francine J Piagiotti
4.0 out of 5 stars A Film That Will Leave You Guessing to the Very End
One of the few films featuring a cast of color that verge away from the typical films about black culture. Wonderful cast; beautiful women and handsome men. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kimberly Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
I enjoy movies especially movies with good plots and all my favorite charcters I like to watch I love great entertainment.
Published 6 months ago by Inger Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Movie.
This movie kept me on the edge of my seat. The acting was very good, and the story excellent. .
Published 8 months ago by Margaret
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed
Saw this on TV and wanted to see the original with out the shot cuts and cut outs. Enjoyed watching the movie.
Published 9 months ago by Char
5.0 out of 5 stars received movie in time
very interested and wotched this movie with no any problem all ok and i am so happy to watch it first part and second but i would like to see how if there is the 3rd part on this... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Simao Muanda
5.0 out of 5 stars This was indeed a work of art and worth watching.
Excellent movie with great characters and actors. The story and suspense was captivating and I enjoyed the action and interrelations of the characters.
Published 11 months ago by Nita Tischendorf
3.0 out of 5 stars Treachery in the Black middle class...
Well told story, but could have used some work with respect to character and story development, script writing. Less style and more substance...
Published 11 months ago by Marcus E. Sharpe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Very good movie. Well acted. Vivica Fox should try to produce more independent movies like this. Shemar Moore shows his acting range with a very good performance.
Published 11 months ago by R. Barton
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